Post-op Care

This file is a transcription of a patient instruction sheet that was distributed by Dr. Michel Seghers of Belgium. It would be typically given out to SRS patients as guidance for follow-up care. It contains specific information about dilation and appears to be of a generic nature based on the ...

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Ensuring that having a vasectomy is an informed decision

Vasectomy or male sterilisation is the surgical operation of severing or electrocoagulation (Marie Stopes method) of the two ducts (vas deferens) that connect the testes to the seminal vesicles and urethra. The operation can be performed under either a local or a general anaesthetic. The procedure is quick and easy ...

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Transsexualism, medicine and law

The Council of Europe - 23rd Colloquy on European Law - 14-16 April, 1993.

Transsexualism, medicine and law

Closing speech by Professor L.J.G. Gooren, University Hospital, Amsterdam.

The transcript of this speech (delivered to an international audience of government representatives, lawyers, doctors and transsexuals at the end of the three ...

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Zen And The Art Of Post-Operative Maintenance

So, you are planning your surgery. You have your reservations, your tickets, your suitcase, etc, etc. But what about when you get home? This information was gathered primarily to help get you through the rough times after surgery. What you are going through will not be easy, but you have ...

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Hormone Treatment in Transsexuals

Authors - Henk Asscheman, MD and Louis J.G. Gooren, MD

Henk Asscheman and Louis J.G. Gooren are both affiliated with the Division of Andrology/Endocrinology, Free University Hospital, Amsterdam. Please send all correspondence to: Professor Louis J.G. Gooren, Free University Hospital, P0. Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, the ...

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How a Wife fixed up the first sex change

It was a marriage with three people in it. A wife, her husband and his female alter ego. In 1930 the Danish artist Einar Wegener became the first man to have a sex-change operation, after he had been married for 15 years to Gerda, another painter. With her support and ...

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The prevention and treatment of deep vein thrombosis

Abstract

Deep vein thrombosis can have serious long-term consequences and can result in fatal complications. Many patients are at increased risk of DVT, but knowledge of common risk factors and an awareness of appropriate prophylactic measures can help prevent its occurrence. An ability to recognise common clinical signs and symptoms ...

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Statement on the Safety of Trilucent Breast Implants in the UK

In May 2000, the Medical Devices Agency (MDA) convened an Advisory Group (consisting of toxicologists, plastic surgeons and a lay representative) to consider new data on the safety of Trilucent breast implants. The Group considered the available scientific evidence, made an assessment of the risk to patients and, based on ...

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